Book Review: The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy Book 1) by S. A. Chakraborty

Nahri is just trying to make a living as a thief when she accidentally summons a djinn and learns that she herself is part djinn and must go with him to the hidden city of Daevabad. But trouble is stirring within the city, and Prince Ali is caught in the middle, struggling to balance his morals and his loyalty to his family, and Nahri and Dara's arrival could stir things up even...
 

Book Review: Dead Indian Wars (Damnation Book 2) by Clark Casey

When a new man shows up in the Afterlife town of Damnation, gets himself elected mayor, and gains control over the town's two vampires, it only worsens the problems with the Native Americans, who easily outnumber the outlaws. Meanwhile, food and booze become scarce, the weather starts changing, and the outlaws start getting restless as tensions...
 

Book Review: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Carol has a condition that sometimes puts her into a coma-like state that makes her appear dead, except she can still hear everything going on around her. When her best friend dies and she falls into the coma, her husband, thinking he's the last person left who knows, pretends she dead and enacts his plan to finally get rid of her. Except he forgot about James, her ex-lover, and the one other...
 

Mini Reviews: LGBT+ Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Stake Sauce, Kelpie Blue, Caroline’s Heart

In Stake Sauce, a vampire hunter struggling with grief meets a cute punk vampire. In Kelpie Blue, a boy and a kelpie grow closer and work together to overcome everyday struggles and fae-related ones. In Caroline's heart, a cowboy and a witch meet and help each other. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three LGBT+ paranormal/urban fantasy...
 

Book Review: Dawn in Damnation (Damnation Book 1) by Clark Casey

Damnation: a little Old West town somewhere between life and Hell where men and women (plus a vampire and some werewolves) who did bad but also did some good get a second chance to make it to Heaven---or at least that's what the residents speculate while they spend their days drinking, playing cards, and having gun fights. But then new people start arriving, a pregnant woman shows up with a...
 

Book Review: The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver Book 1) by V.S. McGrath

When Hettie's sister is taken, Hettie is determined to get her back, but she soon finds out there are a lot of secrets surrounding her family that she never knew about, including a powerful cursed revolver that ends up in her possession. Hettie doesn't know who she can trust, but she soon finds herself with a posse of sorts and will do whatever it takes to get to her...
 

Book Review: The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

When he was born, Tommin was cursed to become a leprechaun, and now he feels a constant compulsion to steal gold and silver. When his thieving gets him in trouble, he makes a deal with a stranger named Lorcan, not realizing until it's too late that he's been taken to an underground city, along with Eve, to become a full-blow leprechaun. But Tommin and Eve don't want to lose their humanity or be...
 

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles Book 2) by Anne Rice

Lestat has risen after many years in the ground, and, upon reading Louis's versions of events, decides to write his own memoir about his life as a human and a vampire. He also decides to become a rockstar and expose vampires to the world in a way even Louis did not, hoping to rattle mortals and vampires...
 

Book Review: Black City Demon (Black City Saint Book 2) by Richard A. Knaak

Nick is trying to go back to business as usual with his duty as the Gate to Feirie's guardian, but then peculiar murders start happening, gangsters with magic start targeting Nick, and Nick discovers information about one of Claryce's past incarnations he never knew. Something sinister is once again threatening both the Feirie and human worlds, and Nick and his crew must stop it, but first he...
 

Book Review: Creatures of Will & Temper by Molly Tanzer

Evadne is not happy when she gets sent to London to chaperone her 17-year-old sister, Dorina, especially since she and Dorina don't get along. When Dorina starts spending a lot of time with the improper Lady Henry, she's even more unhappy. But then she joins the Westminster Fencing Academy where she feels a sense of belonging and meets George, a handsome fencing instructor who not only seems to...